Empresario is focusing on four shows: Chicago, Spring Awakening, Hairspray, and Curtains. They're off to negotiate. Meanwhile, Hydra is still trying to get through the reading of the rules. Stephen volunteers to be Vinnie's co-negotiator, but Piers nixes that so he can have Stephen work his high-value contacts. Lennox agrees with Piers, as does everyone else, so Vinnie picks Lennox as his co-negotiator.
Time for negotiation. Vinnie and Lennox meet with Omarosa and Marilu to negotiate which team gets which shows. Vinnie wants to run the meeting, so Omarosa gets all condescending with him, like she does. "Negotiating was like playing Monopoly with three-year-olds," Omarosa interviews. Now that things aren't going the way Vinnie planned, he wants to hurry up and get done. So Omarosa puts him in his place by whispering into Marilu's ear for about ten minutes. Empresario ends up with Spring Awakening, Hairspray, Curtains, and Avenue Q, which is three out of the four they wanted. Nely learns from Gene and gets on the phone, working her contacts and boasting about her network of Latinos and successful women. She's already expecting $7,500 from a real estate company.
Hydra is still fighting, with Piers trying to get everyone to hit up their high-roller contacts and Stephen resisting for no apparent reason. Piers accuses Stephen of sabotaging the task to prove Piers wrong, and calls him a "shallow little man." "Boomerang," Stephen says to Piers, whatever the hell that means. Stephen claims to be as just smart as Piers. Which is just about the meanest thing anybody has said about Piers Morgan. Or possibly anyone.
Hydra splits up: Vinnie, Trace, and Lennox hit the streets, while Piers, Stephen, and Tito hang back to work the phones. Piers gets none other than Richard Branson on the line, and Sir Richard agrees to buy up $10,000 on behalf of Virgin Atlantic. With that little victory under their belt, Piers and Stephen are able to make up.
Out on the street on the way to their ticket booth, Trace offers to use his biggest asset in this task: a phone with which he can call people up. Vinnie in turn compares himself and Trace to Ratzo Rizzo and the Midnight Cowboy walking down the streets of New York. They reach their ticket booth at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue and start setting up. Vinnie reiterates that they've only got two hours.
The whole Empresario team goes to their own ticket booth, which can't be that far away. It's clearly also in or near Times Square, not that we can tell whether the two teams can see each other at any point in the task. Marilu has scored a bunch of swag posters and volunteers from their shows. The clock starts, and cash starts changing hands. A couple of Nely's real estate contacts show up with $2,500. She's got something to prove to Trump. Don't we all, really? Meanwhile, Marilu has wrangled the star of Curtains, Tony award winner David Hyde Pierce, to show up at their booth and stand around in a hoodie and a baseball cap. Which is pretty much all he does. And Carol and Jennie have taken on the shit job of taking cash and selling tickets, like the two of them have been doing all along.